Dr. Nitya Nanda


Dr. Nitya Nanda

Dr. Nitya Nanda is an economist and a public policy analyst with more than two decades of experience in research, consulting and teaching. He worked on international trade, industry, investment, healthcare, environment and development issues – the political economy and the legal aspects of these in particular. His work covered issues and challenges in India and South Asia, but often South-east Asian and African nations as well. He has been involved with more than 40 research/consulting projects, and in about half of them as the principal investigator. He has travelled widely within India and across the world for his field research as well as for conferences.

Currently, he is the Director of Council for Social Development, New Delhi – a premier research institute working on issues of social development.  Previously, he worked at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), CUTS International, and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Since the time of his tenure at TERI, he has also been teaching as a guest faculty at the TERI School of Advanced Studies – a deemed university, where he also serves as a member of the board of management. He received his education at the University of Calcutta and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.


He has worked on consulting assignments from several UN organizations, including UNCTAD, UNESCAP, UNDP and UNEP and other agencies like the World Bank and the European Commission. He has also been a consultant for different government ministries and agencies in India and contributed to formulating policies including as a member of committee/working group/advisory group formed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and the NITI Aayog.

He has about 130 research publications including in peer-reviewed journals and as book chapters and monographs. He has written several articles for various newspapers and magazines as well. He has also authored and edited several volumes, including “Expanding Frontiers of Global Trade Rules: The Political Economy Dynamics of the International Trading System”, Routledge, London & New York (2009), “Hydro-Politics in GBM Basin:  The Case of Bangladesh-India Water Relations”, TERI Press, New Delhi (2015), “India’s Resource Security:  Trade, Geopolitics and Efficiency Dimensions”, TERI Press, New Delhi (2018), and  “India’s Industrial Policy and Performance: Growth, Competition and Competitiveness”, Routledge, London & New York.

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